Vice President Kamala Harris and former President Bill Clinton are scheduled to speak together at an event on Friday hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on empowering women, despite past allegations against Clinton of sexual misconduct towards several women.
The CGI event will involve the two political leaders in discussion regarding the COVID-19 crisis and its relation to the empowerment of women. The discussion presents an odd combination, as the former president has faced numerous allegations of sexual harassment and a scandal involving then-intern Monica Lewinsky during his time in the White House.
Clinton’s sex scandal connections resurfaced in January 2020 in the ongoing investigation of Jeffrey Eptein. The Sun released a picture of the former president standing on Epstein’s plane with a young woman, Chauntae Davies, alleged to have been Epstein’s sex slave.
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Bill Clinton poses with Epstein’s ‘pimp’ Ghislaine Maxwell and a sex slave on board private jet the ‘Lolita Express’ https://t.co/dxIyqDy953
— The US Sun (@TheSunUS) January 8, 2020
The conference begins on Friday. Other notable speakers include former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Democrat activist Stacey Abrams and bestselling author Wes Moore.
Harris has been an outspoken advocate regarding sexual harassment on past occasions. She notably called for the impeachment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over allegations.
In contrast, the vice president has remained silent regarding multiple recent sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Biden administration claims they will await the finding of the current investigation.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Harris supports the investigation despite her not speaking out against Cuomo’s alleged actions. “I think the vice president’s view is she believes a woman should be treated with respect. Their voices should be heard. They should tell their story,” Psaki said.